The Seventh Rose

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
Lydia and Carter were meant to be together. A story I hope will inspire you.

Submitted: June 21, 2010

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Carter had loved Lydia since the first time he saw her buying a single white rose. They were her favorites. He bought her one and gave her a smile which she returned. He told her of his love of plants and she told him of her love of roses.

Lydia bought a small box to place the rose inside before she went home.

He followed her all the way home and asked her on a date. After the date he bought her an ice cream and a single white rose.

When Lydia arrived home she tucked the rose in the small wooden box buy her bedside table.

Several days later he saw Lydia struggling with her books. As she walked she slipped and fell. Carter ran over to her and grabbed her hand helping her to her feet. They gathered her books together never letting go of the others hand. He walked her home and bought her a rose on the way.

Of course she put the rose in her box to mark the first time they had held hands.

One day Carter found Lydia wondering who would take her to prom. He promptly asked her for ice cream and as they walked he handed her a white rose and asked her to prom. She threw her arms around him and gave him a kiss. He decided she must have agreed.

She hurried home and placed the rose in her box to mark their first kiss.

Several weeks before prom Carter found Lydia crying. Her friends had insulted her and her parents were fighting. She confessed that she often felt like nobody loved her. He wrapped his arms around her and told her that he loved her. Afterwards he helped her to her feet and walked her home giving her a rose before leaving.

She puts the white rose in her box to mark the first time he told her he loved her.

On the night of prom, Carter picked Lydia up in a white Limo. Inside of the Limo Carter asked Lydia to marry him. They danced in each others arms the rest of the night when she said yes. The ring had a diamond slightly milky and shaped like a rose.

The white rose he gave her that night was put neatly into the box with five others.

One day not long after, Carter was put in the hospital after a horrible accident. At his funeral Lydia received a box. In the box was a white rose with a small piece of paper that said:

The day the seventh rose wilts is the day I stop loving you

Lydia was heartbroken and shoved the roses beneath her bed. She was hurt by everything and it took her years to recover.

On her seventieth birthday she recalled the boy she had loved so dearly. Gently she retrieved the wooden box she still kept beneath her bed.

She remembered what each of the dry roses represented.

Their first talk.

The first date.

The first time they held hands.

The first kiss.

The first time he told her he loved her.

The day he asked her to marry him.

Tears trickled down her face as she counted them. Six. Only six. She pulled out the small blue box and opened it.

The day the seventh rose wilts is the day I stop loving you

Inside was a white rose made of silk. The seventh rose would never wilt.

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